Lobbying is an important and influential aspect of a healthy participatory democracy but it can have a corrupting influence and damage public trust in the Parliament and Public Service if it is not governed by high standards, and seen to be accountable, ethical and fair in terms of access to and influence on decision makers. Responsibility for ensuring such high standards lies not only with the lobbyists but also with all public office holders.PIAC recommends that the Code of Conduct apply to all Members of both Houses of Parliament, that it be strengthened both in its application and its sanctions.
Media Releases & Coverage
- 30 Nov 20232SER: Uncovering misuse of handcuffs in immigration detention
- 17 Nov 20232SER: Fighting the NDIS age cap at the UN
- 16 Nov 2023Asylum seeker settles handcuff case against Serco, govt
- 15 Nov 2023Commonwealth settles case with asylum seeker who missed medical appointments because of handcuff PTSD
- 15 Nov 2023Asylum seeker settles handcuffing case against the Commonwealth